Frivolous Bills or Necessary Legislation? Variety of Proposals Before Connecticut's Lawmakers

There's something for everyone in the myriad of bills pending in the state's General Assembly this year.


Want to go to a tanning salon? If you're under 18 you might need a doctor's note for that.

Want to visit daddy in prison? There's a proposal afoot that would require taxpayers to fund a child's transportation to visit a parent incarcerated in a Connecticut prison.

Now that you can buy booze on Sundays, why not go hunting as well? One state lawmaker wants to permit hunting on Sundays.

Those are just a few of the seemingly quirky and offbeat bills currently pending before Connecticut's General Assembly this legislative session, according to this rundown provided by the Hartford Courant.

Other bills currently pending include proposals to make the polka the state dance, mandate the teaching in public schools of the humane treatment of animals and require cell phones to carry warnings about how to safely use them.

This year's regular legislative session started last month and runs through May.

LiveForFreedom February 19, 2013 at 06:14 PM
What happened to common sense and the ability to make our own good decisions? Why do we need government to make it illegal to serve soft drinks larger than 24 ounces? Why can't individuals make their own decisions? Why do we need government to make it illegal to smoke in a car with young children? If you are a mom or dad why don't you have the common sense not too? Why should government require us to bring in cars for expensive state inspections at 100,000 miles? Why should government control and regulate the foods we eat, the entertainment we see, the cars that we drive? I do not want to live in a nanny state. Government is too intrusive. Government needs to stay out of our schools, our kitchens, our medicine cabinets, our cars, our churches and our bedrooms.
Shelly February 20, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Taxpayers will have to pay for kids to visit incarcerated parents? Really? Here's a thought, how about parents not committing crimes so their kids can visit them at home.
Mary February 21, 2013 at 10:54 AM
Why can't our representatives spend time on big issues, like lowering taxes, making goverment more efficient, bringing in jobs ? Another point - these are OUR representatives. Remember how they waste our time and tax dollars at the next election.


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